The Colorado Department of Education has been awarded an Institute of Education Sciences grant to study the efficacy of literacy in Core Knowledge schools. Due to the high number of Core Knowledge schools in Colorado, there is enough of a student population to compare student achievement in both CK schools and non-CK schools. Students enrolled via a lottery into a CK charter school will be compared to students who were awarded a spot via the lottery and then selected another educational option.
Two researchers from the University of Virginia are the Principal Consultants for the five-year research project. Dr. David Grissmer and Dr. Thomas White designed the project and both have extensive backgrounds in related study.